Lost In Translation/Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters

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Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters marquee.
No screen shot.
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters control panel.
Manufacturer Atari Games
Released 1989
Analog joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU (2x) 68000 (@ 7.159 MHz)
M6502 (@ 1.790 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2151 (@ 3.579 MHz)
TMS5220 (@ 650.727 kHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
336 x 240 pixels
59.92 Hz
2,048 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 34 ROMs
1,787,530 bytes (1.70 MiB)
MAME ID eprom · eprom2

About The Game

Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters is an arcade video game.

The evil Reptilons are holding humans hostage on Planet X; one or two players must warp onto the planet and rescue them, destroying the swathes of enemy robot monsters that bar their way. players are armed with laser guns and a fiite number of bombs. Hostages are rescues by simply touching them, but players must be careful not to accidently shoot the hostages. Food can be found in storage lockers and will increase the players' energy levels. Some robots leave gems behind when they are destroyed, and these can be picked-up to give the players a weapon boost.

Robot Monsters is a colourful, comic book-esque and humorous pastiche of the classic sci-fi B-movie genre. The game has a similar feel to Atari's own arcade legend, "Gauntlet", although the scrolling levels of Robot Monsteres are viewed from a 3-D isometric viewpoint.


Released in July 1989.

The game code shares a hidden message : HI LISA, ROBIN, MOM & DAD.

The default high score screen of "Cyberball 2072" features names of many Atari arcade games, including ESCAPE (in reference for Escape From The Planet of the Robot Monsters).

Cabinet and Artwork


Box art for the DoMark port of Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters.
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990)
Commodore C64 (1990)
Amstrad CPC (1990)
Commodore Amiga ("Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters", 1990, DoMark)
Atari ST (1990)
PC (1991)

External Links

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.